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Public Workshop Invited To Re-Imagine Skatepark Under Manhattan Bridge w/NYC Skateboarders

August 16, 2011


Over the weekend we learned that Public Workshop has been invited by Architecture For Humanity to submit new design ideas for a forlorn skatepark under the Manhattan Bridge in New York City. Yes, we’re honored to be in the company of much of New York’s design elite including Balmori Associates, Bernheimer Architecture and others but […]

Public Workshop Wins Grant To Help Austin Re-Imagine Underused Spaces On Congress Ave

August 16, 2011


We are simply ecstatic to have won a grant, in collaboration with AIA Austin, from the Downtown Austin Alliance to create a series of events, participatory design tools and a crowdsourced ideas competition to engage citizens of Austin, Texas in re-imagining vacant and underused spaces on Congress Ave–directly across from the State Capitol! Working with […]

Project:#teendesignheroes Gather Data + Stories To Improve The Design Of Their Neighborhood.

August 6, 2011

News, Our Work

Young adults dressed in lab coats using over-sized thermometers to find heat islands in their neighborhoods? A two-foot nose, sculpted to make the process of measuring air quality more visible to community members? These are but two of many projects undertaken last year by Shadelab, a unique, community design leadership program in which talented young Chicago adults gather […]

Public Workshop Leading Design-Build Workshops On North Philly Vacant Lots For Local Teens.

August 5, 2011


Depending on how you count them, Philadelphia has 30,000 to 40,000 vacant lots. Next week–August 8th-11th—Public Workshop will be setting up shop on one of them in North Philadelphia and working with neighborhood #teendesignheroes from the Village For Arts and Humanities to prototype ideas, and structures that could start to fill up some of these […]